Canberra & Districts National Servicemen`s MemorialPrint Page Print this page


The monument commemorates those who undertook National Service in the Australian Defence Forces from 1951 to 1972.

Between 1951 and 1972, young Australian men were called up in two separate schemes for compulsory training in the Navy, Army and Air Force.  Of them, 212 died on active service in Borneo and Vietnam. National Service was part of Australia’s defence preparedness for three decades.


Address:Anketell Street, Tuggeranong Town Park, Greenway, 2900
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.411649
Long: 149.065728
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1951
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th March, 2005
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This memorial was erected by the Canberra Branch of the National Service and Combined Forces Association of Australia Inc

To honour "Those Who Served" from Canberra and Districts as National  Servicemen together with the men and women in Reserve Units and Regular service personnel in the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force

Let us remember all who were called by their nation to serve Australia with pride and dedication 

Each one is part of our heritage

We remember them all

Unveiled by John Hargreaves MLA Minister for Urban Services

Dedicated by Capt. Graham Adnams The Salvation Army R.S.D.S.

19th March 2005


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